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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Eagles' Lewis inactive after car accident

By Dan Graziano

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles running back Dion Lewis was a surprise inactive for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles say it's because Lewis was in a car accident this morning and, while he is fine, they wanted to give him the night off because he was shaken up.

Lewis is the Eagles' primary kick returner and backup to starting running back LeSean McCoy. It appears Ronnie Brown will replace him in both roles Sunday night. The Eagles say Brown will handle kick returns -- something he has never done in his NFL career. Interesting turn of events for Brown, who was traded to Detroit fro Jerome Harrison a couple of weeks ago only to be returned to the Eagles when the trade was voided after a physical exam diagnosed Harrison with a brain tumor.

Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher, who missed the previous three games with a calf injury, is active and will start.

The complete list of inactive players for Sunday night's game:

EAGLES

RB Dion Lewis

CB Curtis Marsh

S Jarrad Page

LB Keenan Clayton

OL Julian Vandervelde

OT Winston Justice

DE Philip Hunt

COWBOYS

QB Stephen McGee

RB Felix Jones

OL Kevin Kowalski

G David Arkin

G Daniel Loper

NT Josh Brent

DE Clifton Geathers